Embryonic stem cells are cells that can give rise to all of the tissues types that form a human being. These stem cells are being used in drug development, toxicology testing, and disease reversal, as well as to grow healthy new tissue to heal injuries.
While they are powerful cells, embryonic stem cells are controversial to produce, because they are created from human embryos. For this reason, they have limited use and receive restricted funding. Learn more about these cells below. [Read more…]